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% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who say the holy scripture is…

State Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 70% 19% 3% 7% 1% 240
Arizona 49% 36% 2% 9% 4% 213
Arkansas 63% 26% 3% 5% 3% 143
California 47% 27% 3% 17% 7% 962
Colorado 49% 29% 4% 12% 6% 150
Florida 49% 29% 4% 14% 6% 651
Georgia 57% 30% 3% 7% 3% 376
Idaho 49% 34% 4% 9% 3% 118
Illinois 44% 34% 4% 14% 4% 389
Indiana 58% 28% 4% 6% 4% 242
Iowa 46% 37% 4% 9% 4% 101
Kansas 52% 35% 5% 7% 1% 123
Kentucky 59% 25% 2% 9% 4% 195
Louisiana 64% 21% 4% 7% 3% 173
Maryland 52% 28% 4% 13% 4% 163
Massachusetts 28% 38% 6% 24% 4% 117
Michigan 50% 32% 5% 10% 3% 335
Minnesota 49% 31% 3% 14% 4% 182
Mississippi 68% 19% 6% 4% 3% 165
Missouri 55% 31% 3% 7% 4% 235
Montana 40% 39% 6% 9% 5% 105
Nebraska 47% 36% 6% 9% 2% 100
New Jersey 43% 29% 6% 15% 7% 242
New York 44% 31% 3% 16% 6% 535
North Carolina 52% 25% 7% 10% 6% 357
North Dakota 51% 33% 4% 11% 1% 125
Ohio 51% 30% 3% 11% 5% 397
Oklahoma 57% 28% 2% 12% 2% 165
Oregon 48% 27% 8% 9% 8% 111
Pennsylvania 51% 30% 3% 11% 5% 464
South Carolina 74% 15% 1% 6% 4% 214
South Dakota 50% 32% 3% 5% 10% 119
Tennessee 61% 20% 4% 10% 4% 317
Texas 58% 25% 2% 10% 5% 959
Utah 37% 47% 4% 9% 3% 117
Virginia 69% 18% 3% 4% 5% 284
Washington 50% 36% 5% 7% 2% 190
West Virginia 60% 24% 3% 8% 4% 142
Wisconsin 52% 31% 4% 9% 3% 190
Wyoming 62% 28% 3% 4% 5% 106

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